It’s that time of year when we start planning our beach vacations. Some of you may be at the beach for this Memorial Day weekend. Do you collect shells on your beach trips, then get home and don’t know what to do with them? This DIY trinket dish will make your larger shells both beautiful and useful.
Here's what you'll need...
Patterned Napkin or Tissue Paper
Metallic Sharpie Marker
Adhesive Back Half Pearls
If you visit the Gulf Coast, chances are you won’t find a shell big enough for this project. However, you can order baking shells, like the ones I used here, online. They work perfectly for a trinket dish and are inexpensive.
When using a patterned napkin, separate the layers until you are left with just the top layer of paper. Coat the shell with ModPodge, then lay the napkin or tissue paper onto the shell. Use a paintbrush to gently press the paper into the grooves in the shell. Allow to dry, then add another coat of ModPodge to the shell. Let dry.
Gently tear the excess paper away from the shell.
Use a Sharpie marker to add a border to the shell. I used a metallic gold.
To make the trinket dish more stable, add three adhesive back half pearls (found in the scrapbook section of the craft store) to the bottom of the shell.
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